Thursday, August 2, 2012
Shea Butter Lavender Soap
With Princess Pea's sensitive skin , I wanted to make a soap at home . Commercially available soaps ,even the ones for specifically sensitive and dry skin are not helping . My friend Nicole was talking about how she makes lotions and lip balms at home . She told me about the pour and mold soaps and how I can customize them . This was the first time I ever made soap at home and am very pleased with the result .This did not give her a new allergic reaction . I always wanted to buy handmade soaps from the farmer's market I visit every week but the price kept me away . On my next trip to Michaels I came home with the soap base .
The soap can be customized in every possible way . I added shea butter and heavy cream to make it even more moisturizing .The steps are easy as 1-2-3 .
Material needed :
Soap base ( i used shea butter )
2 heaped Tbsp Shea butter
1/8 cup heavy cream
couple of drops of lavender essential oil
To proceed :
1. Melt the base according to the pakage directions .
2. Add Shea butter and heavy cream . Mix well .
3.Add essential oil.
4. Pour in the molds . Wait for an hour and demold .
After the success of this soap the next one will have more moisturizing elements to it such as oatmeal powder , almond and coconut oil . I will be back with the update on them very soon .